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Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs and is caused by a type of bacteria. Chlamydia is passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms for chlamydia may include:

  • a discharge from the vagina or penis;
  • stinging/burning sensation when passing urine;
  • in women, abnormal bleeding or pain during sex.

Often there are no symptoms - that is why it is good to have a check-up if you have taken a risk.

Often there are no symptoms - that is why it is good to have a check-up if you have taken a risk. Chlamydia is treated with antibiotics. If left untreated chlamydia could lead to infertility in women.

Find out more about chlamydia.

Getting tested

If you are worried that you have an STI, you can get tested at your nearest clinic. You can find contact details at:

Genitourinary Medicine (GUM)/Sexual Health Clinics in Northern Ireland.

You can also find out more about sexual health services in your area at:

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Northern Health and Social Care Trust

Western Health and Social Care Trust

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust

Southern Health and Social Care Trust

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